Oct 13, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; Oklahoma Sooners safety Tony Jefferson (1) looks into the backfield during the game against the Texas Longhorns during the red river rivalry at the Cotton Bowl. Oklahoma beat Texas 63-21. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-US PRESSWIRE

OU Football: Revamped defense prepares for Baylor

It was nothing short of a disaster. The Oklahoma defense cracked under pressure, and Robert Griffin III took advantage. OU’s defense was by no means one of the country’s elite, but RGIII made it look too easy.

Now a year later, Oklahoma has a chance to redeem itself. The Sooners had never lost to Baylor before 2011, so revenge has to be on the mind on some of the Sooners.

Flashbacks of Baylor moving the ball at ease must be haunting OU’s secondary. Who could forget a game like that?

Baylor was not horrible last season, but it was a historic win for the Bears and they will undoubtedly want to get their second consecutive win against Oklahoma.

So even if Baylor is not the must-see team anymore, the Bears can still pass the ball. They are ranked first in the country in passing yards thanks to the arm of Nick Florence.

So how does Oklahoman plan on avoiding a third home loss? Simple solution: play like you have been doing all season, Sooners.

The return of Mike Stoops has been a successful one. Everett Golson had a breakout game against OU’s defense, but they were sharp in games against Seth Doege and Texas Tech. They were, also, able to shut down Texas’ starter David Ash.

Collin Klein may have left Norman with a win, but it wasn’t like he tore up the OU secondary.

The Sooners should have confidence coming in to this game. They have dropped a few games, but a BCS bowl is still obtainable and they can create some momentum heading into their last three games by stopping Nick Florence and the Baylor offense.

While West Virginia is not the team we thought they were, OU can not afford to look ahead to their primetime match-up with the Mountaineers in Morgantown, WV. Oklahoma has business to tend to this weekend, and expect the Sooners to come better prepared for Baylor’s offense.

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